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Casual elegant? Help!

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Casual elegant? Help!

I understand the part about no swimsuits, shorts or tshirts. My husband has long pants and hawaiian shirts. But what the heck are considered "beach sandals"? I have nice leather "flip flops" or birkenstocks.... are those exceptable? What about a nice tank top with a skirt or pants? I don't want to bring my whole dresser!

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1. Re: Casual elegant? Help!

Depending on where you are staying... women can get away with more at dinner as long as your not in a coverup; men long pants, short sleeve collared shirt or polo are the norm, no open toed shoes/sandals or flip flops.

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2. Re: Casual elegant? Help!

beach sandals are typically flip flop style, as opposed to nicer lather sandals.

Casual tends to be collared short sleeve shirt, and nice shorts.

Elegant usually means long pants, no open toed shoes, and non-logoed shirt. A Hawaian shirt is usually fine.

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3. Re: Casual elegant? Help!

Open toed shoes for women are completely acceptable everywhere we have stayed. The men however are not so lucky. Most restaurants with dress codes require long pants and closed shoes for the gentlemen.

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4. Re: Casual elegant? Help!

So you might now be askking yourself the difference between a flip flop and a sandle. Many nice sandals are a flip flop/slide style. Generally if it has a heel - how ever slight, it's a sandal. Flat bottom, it's a flipflop.

Flipflops are generally noiser than a sandal as well, since they slap against your foot, where a sandal fits a little differently making them less noisy.

The no open toed she's generally applies to men, though there are many sandal styles that are resort wear appropriate for men.

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